Dervla James Opens New Café
29th July 2015
Dervla James, co-founder of the Pepper Pot Café in Dublin, has returned to her hometown, Easkey village, to set up Pudding Row Café along with husband Johny Conlon and daughter Edith in tow.
Dervla brings with her a wealth of creative culinary experience; prior to her return to the Northwest, she co-founded the Pepper Pot Café at the Powerscourt Town Centre with Marion Kilcoyne. She also holds a Baking and Pastry Art Degree from the National Bakery School of Ireland, in DIT.
Speaking on the café opening, she said “Moving back to Easkey was always going to be the next step in my life but other things kept popping up. We had deliberated for years and are over the moon to have taken the plunge this summer. We’ve received such a warm welcome from everyone to date. There’s now a calm in our life, it feels like we’re back where we belong.”
The menu at Pudding Row features an array of artisanal breads and pastries, bagels, treacle and seeded soda bread, focaccia and other yeasted breads, baked fresh by Dervla each day in the café.
Located at Easkey House, in the heart of Easkey Village, the café is housed above the local surf club and boasts panoramic views of Easkey Castle and out across the Atlantic Ocean.
Throughout winter, Pudding Row will host baking classes, and the couple plan to bring the local West Sligo community together, and closer, through food, drink and idea-sharing in the café space.
(L-R: Dervla James and Johny Conlon pictured inside Pudding Row Café at its opening on Thursday 16th.)